For two weeks, Self Publish, Be Happy will turn Webber Gallery into a lounge, a place where we can meet and exchange ideas after the long Covid period. The space will exhibit new work by artists Felicity Hammond, Gregory Eddi Jones, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Karla Hiraldo Voleau and Carmen Winant, as well as selection of recent MA graduates from UK Universities. The space will also function as a temporary bookshop featuring new SPBH Editions titles by Carmen Winant, Whitney Hubbs, Gregory Eddi Jones and Duncan Wooldridge, and will be furnished with pieces by emerging designers selected by curator Laura Houseley.
During the evenings, the lounge will play host to a programme of free events which includes the first meeting of SPBH Monthly Book Club, discussing the new highly awaited book Instructional Photographs: Learning How To Live Now by artist Carmen Winant and an in conversation with writer Duncan Wooldridge with Sarah Pickering, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Tom Lovelace. They will be talking about the provocation of Wooldridge’s new book, To Be Determined: Photography and the Future, and asking whether the photograph is as much an object of the future as it is an object of the past?
SPBH Lounge at Webber Gallery will be an opportunity to reconnect and read, listen, watch, buy in a space curated by Self Publish, Be Happy.
Tuesday 7 September 2021 from 6pm
SPBH LOUNGE OPENING
Featuring work by Rut Blees Luxemburg, Felicity Hammond, Karla Hiraldo Voleau, Whitney Hubbs, Gregory Eddi Jones, Lijuan Liu, John Sachpazis, Michael Swann and Carmen Winant
Thursday 9 September 2021 at 5pm
BOOK LAUNCH AND TALK
Duncan Wooldridge with Sarah Pickering, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Tom Lovelace.
Saturday 11 September 2021 at 5pm
SPBH BOOK CLUB
with Carmen Winant